Lexi Taciak

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Howdy! I'm a Maryland-based photographer, retoucher, and writer. Here at APALMANAC, I curate Project of the Week and make sure things run smoothly behind the scenes.

When I'm not at my desk, you can usually catch me fishing or drinking a margarita.

Karina Castro On Photographing a Sublime Swiss School

Today’s Project of the Week takes us on a journey with Milan-based photographer Karina Castro. Karina is sharing her photographs of a new school designed by Haller Gut Architects in Aaberg, Switzerland. As with all of Karina’s beautiful work, you can expect to see plenty of directional light, shapely shadows, subdued color palettes, and compositions that play with shape and line.

Check Out Jim Stephenson’s “The Architect Has Left The Building” at RIBA This Summer

Architectural photographer and filmmaker Jim Stephenson has a thought-provoking, dual-screen exhibit at the Royal Institute of British Architects London Festival of Architecture this summer. The film is essentially a lesson in people-watching in post-occupancy architecture and explores how humans interact with the spaces they are immersed in, whether as intended or not.

Maxime Brouillet Photographs a Tranquil Resort Nestled in the Indian Himalayas

Maxime Brouillet is such an excellent architectural photographer. I enjoy watching his work, and I am always ready to get one of his latest projects on APA for Project of the Week. When I saw Maxime’s photographs of the Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa in Rishikesh, I knew this was the one!

Sergio Lopez Walks Us Through Photographing a Student Residence in Pamplona, From Client Outreach to Image Licensing

Today we’re taking a little trip to Pamplona, Spain with Barcelona-based architectural photographer Sergio Lopez to check out his photographs of Residencia BCOME Pamplona. Sergio walks us through the making of this project, from relationship-building with his clients, to licensing the photos and protecting his work, so be sure to read through his insightful story here!

Finally, a split cost invoicing and licensing software built just for architectural photographers from Shared Construction Content

Regarding invoicing systems for photographers, it has always seemed like there are two options – billing software designed for wedding and real estate photographers, or on the flip side, general business invoicing systems that have nothing to do with photography. Finally, there is a new invoicing and billing system created specifically with architectural photographers in mind. The best part? The system revolves around licensing and cost sharing!

David Zarzoso Photographs a Maritime Club in the Heart of Madrid

This week’s featured project takes us into the heart of Madrid to a restaurant called La Maruca de López de Hoyos by ZOOCO. Showcasing this gorgeous space is architectural photographer David Zarzoso. David has done a lovely job showing off the intricacies of this space, particularly the shapes and materials the design is centered around.

Felix Speller Photographs an Eclectic Saint Laurent Inspired Home in London

Felix Speller’s work has an undeniably distinct quality, where you can look at any of his photographs and think “Aha! This is a Felix Speller!” Felix is back for another Project of the Week with another beautiful space by Child Studio. Just as with Felix’s past Project of the Week offering at Maido Sushi, you can expect to see a restrained color palate in these photographs, filled with gorgeous custom cabinetry, glass block, and just the prettiest lighting you’ve ever seen.

30 Years of Architectural Photography With Duccio Malagamba

Architectural photographer Duccio Malagamba has been photographing the built world for over 30 years. In his 30 years of professional work, Duccio has collaborated with an impressive client list like Alvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron, and Rafael Moneo.

Ulysse Lemerise Photographs A Beautiful Lakeside Home by Mu Architecture

Today we are headed to another gorgeous lakeside retreat, this time photographed by architectural photographer Ulysse Lemerise. Ulysse’s photographs sport a gorgeous quality of light and thoughtful compositions and are a joy to view, so lets get right to it!

Take a Trip to a Beautiful Home in Charlevoix With Architectural Photographer James Brittain

James Brittain is an architectural photographer working from studios in Montreal, Canada, and London, UK. Today we’ll be taking a look at James’s gorgeous photos of Atelier Carle’s CAPO. We’re mixing things up for today’s POTW format and sharing what James and I talked about regarding this shoot in Q&A format.

The Official 2022 Architectural Photography Awards Project of the Year Shortlist

It’s time to share our final shortlist of finalists for the 2022 Architectural Photography Awards! The Project of the Year award is our most demanding category and sports the largest cash prize. For Project of the Year, we asked photographers to submit 5-8 images of a single project or subject which were judged on criteria such as technical ability, composition, consistency of editing, color, and lighting, and overall impression.

The Official 2022 Architectural Photography Awards Photo of the Year Shortlist

We’re excited to present more finalists from the 2022 Architectural Photography Awards! Today we’ll be sharing our shortlist of the 10 highest-scoring entries from the 2022 Photo of the Year Award category. The Photo of the Year Award seeks to find images that powerfully communicate the sense of place, beauty, and design prowess inherent in our architectural world.

The Official 2022 Architectural Photography Awards Early Career & Emerging Talent Shortlist

Finally! The judges’ results are in and we’re ready to start sharing the finalists from the 2022 Architectural Photography Awards. We’re shaking things up from last year’s awards. Instead of stringing things out and sharing a longlist, shortlist, and winners, we’ll be sharing a shortlist and then will have a separate announcement for this year’s winners, runners-up, and honorable mention places.

Explore This Lakeside Home in Laurentides with Photographer Raphaël Thibodeau

Today we’re headed to Laurentides, Canada to view a gorgeous lakeside home called La Tierce by Atelier BOOM-TOWN. Our featured photographer this week is none other than Montreal-based architectural photographer Raphaël Thibodeau! Raphaël does such a wonderful job of creating quiet, thoughtful photographs of architecture, especially in snowy scenes.

Climbing and Carting Through the Desert, Ales Vyslouzil Had a Blast Photographing the Banyan Tree AlUla Resort

In my humble opinion, Ales Vyslouzil is the king of photographing high-end desert resorts. He seems to have carved out quite the niche for himself and is no stranger to appearing on APALMANAC for these sorts of projects — like in his past project of the week at the Mysk Moon Retreat or in our interview together where Ales speaks on swapping careers from being an engineer to an architectural photographer in the UAE.

Marnie Hawson Challenges Architectural Photographers To Use Their Businesses For Good

As photographers, we spend a great deal of time thinking about how we can make money. In her latest journal article, photographer Marnie Hawson challenges us to think about how we can use our money. Marnie Hawson is an environmental scientist turned architectural and interiors photographer.

From Start to Finish, Adam Rouse Makes His Mark on Aidlin Darling Design’s “The Prow”

On this episode of Project of the Week, we head to the Seattle waterfront with former Aidlin Darling architect-turned-photographer Adam Rouse. We’ll be looking at Adam’s photographs of The Prow on the Expedia campus. Adam directed The Prow while at Aidlin Darling Design, and has so much insight to share about the structure’s design and how it influences the photography.
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